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Report shows Hamptons summer rental inventory is peaking

Last year, there was a 17.5 percent increase in inventory during these winter months, and it looks like this year is going to show a similar spike.

LIRR expands rail service for Hamptons commuters

The Long Island Railroad will be expanding service during commuting hours in the hopes that it will help ease morning traffic in the Hamptons.

East Hampton Town might ban the intentional release of balloons to protect wildlife

The purpose of the ban would be to educate locals on the harmful effects of certain materials on the environment and wildlife that could consume them—but anyone who breaks it may be required to pay up to $1,000 in fines or spend 15 days in jail.

Sagaponack was the second most expensive zip code in the U.S. in 2018

Water Mill, Amagansett, and Bridgehampton also made the list

Study shows Southampton is New York State’s most expensive summer destination

But the study only examined 20 destinations in New York State

Sylvester Manor Windmill on Shelter Island is getting a restoration

Originally built in 1810, it’s the only surviving windmill from the North Fork

Tesla wants to put charging stations at Montauk’s Kirk Park Beach parking lot

Tesla would cover the costs of installing the eight charging stations at Kirk Park Beach, which would take between three and six weeks to complete, and cost a total of about $500,000.

Resident-only restriction approved at Ditch Plains Beach parking lot in Montauk

The Otis Road lot will also now require resident or nonresident parking permits

Study ranks Hampton Bays as one of the best ocean beach towns to live in

It was ranked No. 160 out of 161 ocean beach towns, but it’s the only Hamptons hamlet to make the cut

Southampton at high risk of losing property tax revenue due to climate change

While other areas of the country will experience a higher volume of flooding and a greater physical impact the local government in Southampton faces a different financial problem.

Shinnecock short-term rentals jumped, full-season rentals dropped 19 percent

Shinnecock homeowners wanted to maximize their short-term rental this year; the town actually saw a 19 percent decrease in rental inventory for homes available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Montauk Sky is Blade’s less expensive way to fly to the Hamptons

For a flight from Teterboro, New Jersey to Montauk, seats start at $345. The flight is much less expensive than the Manhattan to East Hampton route via Blade—which start at $795 for a one-way seat.

Tote Taxi will bring your bags to and from the Hamptons for you

The courier service launched over Memorial Day Weekend

Study shows that a typical day at East Hampton’s Main Beach would cost nearly $75

The 2018 Beach Price Index ranks East Hampton’s Main Beach as the 7th most expensive beach in the world

Tuckahoe Road closes for U.S. Open

The intersection’s stop-and-god traffic light is currently operating as a blinking yellow light. A variable message sign has been place on County Road 39 reminding locals and visitors that the U.S. Open starts on Monday and to expect delays.

Water Mill intersection may get blinking light to ease morning traffic this summer

The traffic light change hasn’t been approved by the Department of Transportation quite yet, but if it does go into effect, it will likely be a blinking light from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. through the month of July, which is the Hamptons’s rush hour.

Helicopter service Blade will continue operations at the East Hampton Airport

The luxury aviation company got the necessary certifications and are committed to using quieter aircrafts in order to work with the town and community to reduce noise pollution.

Hamptons-based car service debuts mobile app, will give you a free ride to the beach

While the Free Ride has been in operation since 2011, this is the first year that riders will be able to hail a ride from the new mobile app

East Hampton Town Board votes to revoke license agreement with helicopter service BLADE

The East Hampton Town Board voted to revoke a license agreement with BLADE, a popular helicopter service that transports people to and from the East End

East Hampton’s Main Beach earns No. 3 spot on list of best east coast beaches

Main Beach was in the top three, while Cooper’s got the No. 13 spot.

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Winter storm watch escalates to a warning, 6 to 12 inches expected in the Hamptons

Wind gusts could reach up to 49 mph.

The Hamptons receives a winter storm watch as March’s fourth nor’easter approaches

The Hamptons can expect between 5 to 8 inches of snow.

Summer rentals in the Hamptons are the most expensive in Water Mill, Sagaponack

Hampton Bays is at the tail end of the charts

Winter storm Skylar expecting to bring up to 12 inches to the East End of Long Island

Central Suffolk County is expecting between 4 and 8 inches

Data shows renters’ top searches are of East Hampton, Southampton

Followed by Montauk and the up-and-coming beach town, Amagansett

Out East replaces HREO for an updated online tool in Hamptons home-buying

Out East is more user-friendly, with additional features for buyers and renters

Hamptons gets a surprise snow storm, 3 to 6 inches expected

Residents were only expecting one inch of snow

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Winter storm warning progresses to a blizzard warning for Suffolk County

It was a winter storm warning earlier today

A winter storm warning is issued for the East End of Long Island, heavy snow expected

Power outages are possible

Sagaponack no longer has the priciest zip code in the United States

Sagaponack’s median sales price in 2016 was a whopping $5.5 million—but in 2017, that dropped all the way down to $2,819,000.

Grey Gardens estate sale brings hundreds to the East Hampton home

Owner Sally Quinn announced recently that she’d be having an estate sale to sell some of the furniture that was included in her purchase of the home.

Downtown Bridgehampton may become a historic district

It would be the first historic district in Southampton Town outside of an incorporated village.

Mocomanto to be renovated, special permit granted by Southampton Village Zoning Board

People have been concerned of the environmental impact, but the Zoning Board approved a special permit

The empty lot on Lasata, Jackie Kennedy’s summer home, just went into contract

Originally, both the empty four-acre parcel and the seven-acre property with the main house were listed for a combined price of $51.99 million.

Elie Tahari lists his oceanfront Sagaponack estate for $45M

It’s worth mentioning that the land is a decent size, on 2.5 oceanfront acres, with 250 feet of direct ocean frontage.

Jackie Kennedy’s summer home, Lasata, cuts $5M from the asking price

In June of this year, estate cut $4 million from the asking price putting the main house for sale at $34,995,000. Now, it’s asking just under $30M.

La Parmigiana location lists for $6.85M in Southampton village

The iconic location has been home to the restaurant for 43 years

Hillary and Bill Clinton’s former Hamptons rental has sold for $29M

Since December of 2015, the home has been in contract—meaning that the contract was signed nearly two years ago, after having come on the market just five months earlier in July for $32.5 million.

Henry Ford estate in Southampton will list for $175M, making it the most expensive in the Hamptons

Fordune was built for Henry Ford in 1960. At the time, the home was 16,000 square feet in size on a whopping 235 acres.